Bay Area Buddies

Bay-Area-BuddiesA number of years ago I posted about a couple of my favourite blog reads, today I’m doing the same. Starting 2015 off on the right foot, I decided to read less blogs, clear out my feedly RSS feed and focus on less quantity, more quality. Know what I’m gettin’ at here? I want to dive into the new year being a better friend, whether it be online or in person. I’m horrible at leaving blog comments, and I usually scroll through a lot of blogs I read without truly reading them.

I’ve put together a list of my blog friends from the San Francisco Bay Area that I’ve met and thoroughly enjoyed their company, had good laughs with, and cannot wait to spend more time with in 2015. Hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do!

TeamWikingJessica | Team Wiking: to her gorgeous photography to her impeccable style, Jessica is someone who I look up to, not only in the online world, but also offline. I’ve known Jessica online for 10+ years until a few years ago we had the chance to meet in person one weekend when we planned a girls trip to San Diego. Never once did I think I’d be moving to her country 3 years later, let alone her neighbourhood! I mean, we’re kind of walking distance from one another (I drive there #GotACarWhyNotUseIt), and I love just heading over there just to hang out. Because really, her house is just as gorgeous in person, too.

CarlaCarla | Alyssa & Carla: Carla is the person I run up and squeal to whenever I see her. Carla and her best friend Alyssa run a blog together from their weekly updates to their creative DIY’s. Carla lives here in the Bay Area but her best bud Alyssa lives in Japan! I love it.

MontgomeryFestAnnie | Montgomeryfest: After reading Annie’s blog for a few months and missing each other at blog meet up’s, we finally met last month at an event. I admire Annie because she is a creative individual who pumps out incredible content on her blog. I love just heading over there and oggling at her photographer and styling.

A-side-of-sweetKelly | A Side of Sweet: Kelly is someone I truly admire, she has to be one of the most friendliest person I’ve met. One thing I cannot get over is how much of a go-getter she is, especially considering she runs her blog full time, and she is a full time pediatrician.

a-lady-goes-westAshley | A Lady Goes West: Is also new to the California area as she and her husband relocated from Florida, so we’re all pretty new here. I enjoy when she blogs about the restaurants she goes to, and adventures she goes on since I still want to take my husband out to new-to-us places. Ashley is not only a healthy living lifestyle blogger but she’s also a personal trainer. I always stop by her blog to get ideas on workouts she’s come up with.

Pink-on-the-cheekLauren | Pink on the Cheek: Lauren’s blog is full of ways to grow your blog with tons of tutorials, or ideas on how to get out of a blog rut. This year I plan on takin’ Lauren out to the rock climbing gym and go for a climb, or for me to join her at a CrossFit WOD. I want to hang out with her more often!

Snixy-KitchenSarah | Snixy Kitchen: I think I need to drive over to Sarah’s house and get her to teach me her ways. As much as I enjoy cooking, I don’t really have a knack for coming up with recipes on my own, and throwing in whatever ingredients I have laying around and have it come out amazing. I feel like Sarah can whip up the most intricate meals without looking into a recipe book. It’s crazy, and I love it.

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  1. Nancy! what a dear – I feel so special to be included ;) I admire you for being such a sweet, genuine, thoughtful human being that I’m uber excited to have in my life! I’m so glad we fiiiinaalllly got to meet (I felt like I stalked you for way too long!). You have such a gentle and enthusiastic way about you that is absolutely lovely to be around! xxo
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  2. Excluding two bloggers here I read all of the other ones and glad to know they are same as there blogs if not more. You’re lucky to have so many in one area. I have one am meeting up with this weekend pretty excited

  3. I’ll have to check out each of these bloggers who come so highly recommended. I am up most of the night with chronic back pain and I surf around reading blogs and finding great articles that help take my mind off my pain. Thank you so much for sharing your list.

  4. What an awesome idea. Great list, and great blogs to read. Can’t wait to go read a few I haven’t already! I love finding new blogs to read so posts like these are always so fun for me. What a wonderful thing to do for them as well, so kind of you and sweet!

  5. I love that you have been able to meet up with so many local bloggers. I have meet several local bloggers here in Spokane and love the relationship that we have based on our region and likes. Looks like you all have a ton in common too!

  6. I am saving this page and checking out everyone this weekend. I am familiar with Jessica and Lauren’s blogs but not the others, love discovering new blogs especially peeps in the Bay Area!
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  7. This is nice. I don’t know any of these ladies so I’m going to def head over and check these blogs out. It’s nice when you can have friends, blogging friends at that, close to you so you all can hang out and blog together and all that good stuff. Thanks for sharing this.
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  8. This is a great list of other bloggers in the Bay area! There are a couple of other bloggers here in Sweden with me, and I love checking out their blogs and seeing their adventures. I haven’t personally met any of them-yet- but we have definitely formed relationships based off blogging and sharing our traveling & expat adventures. The blogging community is so great!
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  9. I love this post! I love that you are making friends in the blogging world, and actually getting to know them! These bloggers look awesome, I’ll have to check them out!

  10. Oh goodness, you are so sweet! You are going to kick my butt with the rock climbing but I am down to go :) Then I can have some fun with you at CrossFit!

    Please let’s hang out more often. Like a blogger date for more post pics :)
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